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Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored with 2017 Sarah Siddons Society Award Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored with 2017 Sarah Siddons Society Award
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in Chicago

The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago has announced 2017 winners of the prestigious Actor of the Year Award. (more...)
New Light Theater Project & Chicago Dramatists to Premiere STILL DANCE THE STARS This August New Light Theater Project & Chicago Dramatists to Premiere STILL DANCE THE STARS This August
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in Chicago

New Light Theater Project and Chicago Dramatists present the World Premiere of Still Dance the Stars, a highly theatrical story based on the struggles of love in the face of unthinkable loss. (more...)
Route 66 Theatre to Conclude 9th Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... Route 66 Theatre to Conclude 9th Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in Chicago

Route 66 Theatre company is pleased to conclude its ninth season with the Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's dark comedy  A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT SLOAN-KETTERING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY. (more...)
The Cuckoo's Theater Project Announces 2017 - 2018 Season The Cuckoo's Theater Project Announces 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 23, 2017 in Chicago

What do Dungeons and Dragons, Shakespeare, struggling composers, and 9 year old kids all have in common? They're a part of The Cuckoo's Theater Project's 2017 - 2018 Season of course! The Cuckoo's Theater Project is excited to announce it's 4th Season, centered around 'Choices and Consequences.' (more...)
Random Acts Announces Casting for SLACK by Caitlin Turnage Random Acts Announces Casting for SLACK by Caitlin Turnage
by BWW News Desk on July 23, 2017 in Chicago

Random Acts is pleased to announce casting for the one-night event reading of SLACK by Caitlin Turnage. Directed by Random Acts Artistic Director Bryan Renaud, the reading will feature artistic associates Tommy Rivera-Vega, currently appearing in LA HAVANA MADRID from Teatro Vista and Goodman Theatre; Ben F. Locke, now leading Metropolis Arts Centers' production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; and Shannon Webber, who appeared as Carol in Random Acts' smash-hit LADIES NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup on July 23, 2017 in Chicago

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup on July 23, 2017 in Chicago

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/23/2017
by BWW on July 23, 2017 in Chicago

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/23/2017 for Chicago (more...)
Adam Pascal and Stars of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Headline BROADWAY AT W This Today Adam Pascal and Stars of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Headline BROADWAY AT W This Today
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Chicago

Tony nominated Adam Pascal, Blake Hammond and cast members of the first national tour of Something Rotten will headline BROADWAY AT W this coming Today, July 22nd at W Chicago - City Center beginning at 11:00pm. (more...)
The Arc Theatre's All-Female Production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Today The Arc Theatre's All-Female Production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Today
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Chicago

The Arc Theatre joins Ridgeville Park District's Shakespeare on the Ridge series again this summer with an all-female production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Natalie Sallee* and Teddy Boone* playing July 22nd through August 13th at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. ADMISSION IS FREE. The Press Preview is Friday, July 21st at 7pm. (more...)
Andy Somma to Bring Psychedelic Variety Show to The Prop Thtr Andy Somma to Bring Psychedelic Variety Show to The Prop Thtr
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Chicago

The Prop Thtr announced that performance artist Andy Somma is hosting a psychedelic variety show on July 22. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA Makes a Splash Tonight in the Windy City Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA Makes a Splash Tonight in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

Cirque du Soleil opens tonight in Chicago its delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Through September 3, 2017, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at the United Center parking lot to escape to an imaginary Mexico - a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended between dreams and reality. (more...)
TWO MILE HOLLOW World Premiere and More Set for First Floor Theater's 2017-18 Season TWO MILE HOLLOW World Premiere and More Set for First Floor Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

First Floor Theater has announced their 2017/18 season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres. (more...)
Goodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth Programs Goodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth Programs
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Chicago

More than 60 Chicagoland teenagers will perform in two final showcases at Goodman Theatre to conclude the theater's summer programming-Playbuild Youth Intensive and Musical Theater Intensive-on August 11 and 12 at 7pm. Both programs were offered free of charge and taught over a course of seven-to-eight weeks in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ("the Alice"). This year's theme, "What it Means to be an American," uses Langston Hughes' poem "I too, Sing America" as inspiration. The final performances are scheduled for Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are free but reservations are required; call 312.443.3800.  For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaybuildYouthFinal and GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicalTheaterFinal. (more...)
Chicago Humanities Festival Appoints Alison Cuddy Artistic Director Chicago Humanities Festival Appoints Alison Cuddy Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Chicago

The Chicago Humanities Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of  Alison Cuddy as Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director.   Cuddy, formerly CHF's Associate Artistic Director, will transition into the position beginning August 1. Cuddy is already at work preparing CHF's 2018 Springfest and Fallfest themes.   (more...)
Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 30th Season Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Chicago

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the company's 30th Anniversary Season: the Chicago premiere of Barbecue, August 17 - September 30, at Steppenwolf Theatre's 1700 Theater,  1700 N. Halsted Street as a LookOut Visiting Company; the Chicago premiere of Pillars of the Community, January 19 - March 30, 2018 and the world premiere of Damascus, May 11 - June 24, 2018 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Subscriptions start at $55 per package, a 25% discount, and are on sale now at Strawdog.org. Subscribers also receive invitations to workshop presentations of Take Me, a new musical by Jon Langford and Mark Guarino, in development with Strawdog throughout Season 30.  (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

Following their wildly successful Positively Present cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville, Brown Paper Box Co. continues their 2017/2018 season with Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carole Bayer Sager's 1979 classic two-hander (and many-voiced), They're Playing Our Song, running July 21 - August 20, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to 'Put on the Ritz' at Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to 'Put on the Ritz' at Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

This monster new musical will be 'Puttin' On the Ritz' at Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapted his legendary film into a brilliant stage musical creation, 'Young Frankenstein.' (more...)
Teatro Vista's LA HAVANA MADRID Extends at Goodman Theatre This Summer Teatro Vista's LA HAVANA MADRID Extends at Goodman Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

On the heels of critically-acclaimed sold-out runs at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Miracle Center in Logan Square, Teatro Vista's La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado extends its run  at Goodman Theatre this summer, July 21 - August 20. (more...)
Cast Announced for Definition Theatre Company's Chicago Debut of AN OCTOROON Cast Announced for Definition Theatre Company's Chicago Debut of AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

Definition Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips and Managing Director Neel McNeill, announces casting for the first play of its 2017-2018 season, the Chicago premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, Appropriate), produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)
Chicago Community Trust, CEO Terry Mazany to Receive Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 2017 JUBA! Award Chicago Community Trust, CEO Terry Mazany to Receive Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 2017 JUBA! Award
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 27th Jubalee Gala. (more...)
Carmen Risi and Dan Gold to Star in Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Carmen Risi and Dan Gold to Star in Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

Following their wildly successful Positively Present cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville, Brown Paper Box Co. continues their 2017/2018 season with Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carole Bayer Sager's 1979 classic two-hander (and many-voiced), They're Playing Our Song, running July 21 - August 20, 2017. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil's Waking Dream of Mexico, LUZIA, Extends Into September in Chicago Cirque du Soleil's Waking Dream of Mexico, LUZIA, Extends Into September in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

Cirque du Soleil has announced two additional weeks of performances (August 22 - September 3) for the Chicago engagement of its delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 2017 in Chicago

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
BREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in Chicago BREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Chicago

Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) will join the Broadway cast of the musical HAMILTON as Aaron Burr starting August 29, and Montego Glover, a Tony nominee for her performance in MEMPHIS, will join the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Angelica Schuyler starting in early September, it is announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of HAMILTON.   (more...)